Welcome to Wimbledon and Putney Commons

Wimbledon and Putney Commons offer visitors 1,140 acres of calm and tranquillity in the midst of the urban surroundings of Wimbledon, Putney and Kingston-upon-Thames. Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, the Commons are made up of mosaic of woodland, scrubland, heathland and grassed recreation areas, along with 40 acres of playing fields, a golf course (believed to be the longest continually played course in England) and nine ponds.  

Created by an Act of Parliament in 1871, a board of Conservators ensure that the Commons are kept “forever open and unenclosed" and preserved and protected for use for the purposes of exercise and recreation. The Commons were registered as a charity in 1972.

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Our Latest News

100 Years of Remembrance - Battle's Over

Every year our Mounted Keepers, many of whom are ex-military, attend the Remembrance Services held at the local Memorials to lay wreaths.  This year there are two further public events being held on the Common to mark the 100 Years of Remembrance.

Commons Catch-up

A round up of the last couple of months on Wimbledon and Putney Commons


New "Adopt an Area" Litter-picking Initiative Launched

Making sure the Commons are kept free of litter is one of the most important things that we can do to help preserve the beauty of this amazing natural open space.  Read on to find out more about you can help...

Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Common is the largest of the three Commons and is popular area for recreation, relaxation and also a perfect place for spotting wildlife and birds.

Visit Wimbledon Common

Putney Heath

Putney Heath is characterised by an extensive areas of heathland, interspersed with groups of trees.

Visit Putney Heath

Putney Lower Common

Putney Lower Common is detached from the main body of The Commons and contains broad grass meadows with a riverside walk to the north.

Visit Putney Lower Common